Stone City Stragglers

Stone City Stragglers


Ever see "If They Mated" on Conan O'Brien? If Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, and Neko Case had a love child, that would be Stone City Stragglers.


The Stone City Stragglers are a six-piece band from Joliet, IL., also known as Stone City because of the limestone that was used to build the infamous prison walls and other historic buildings. Being native stragglers of Joliet, the name was fitting.

Since 2002, SCS has been carving a name for itself in the Americana/Alt. Country scene. Their 2004 release, The Last Resort, gained the attention of reviewers and fans across the U.S. and abroad. With their passionate live show, the band has recently opened for such acts as Drive-By Truckers, Jon Dee Graham, Reckless Kelly, Deana Carter, Caitlin Cary, Thad Cockrell, and followed up Julie Roberts and Clint Black's performances at the 27th Annual Chicago Country Music Festival during the Taste of Chicago in 2005. More recently, the band played the T.O. Twangfest in Toronto, Canada, sharing the bill with other renowned acts.

Brent and Karen have been married ten years and have two children together. At the Taste of Chicago, their 7-year-old daughter joined the band on stage to help sing "No Strangers" and got a huge ovation by the large crowd.


Little Misfortunes and Innocent Mistakes -- 2003
The Last Resort -- 2004
Yes, we have streaming audio via the website and have had radio airplay across the country.

Set List

Our typical set list is about 1 hour long, about 12 songs.
We play mainly originals. Titles include:
"Under the Sleeve"
"Comfort of the Drug"
"When I Fell Numb"
"Drivin' with Jill"
and many more...

We throw in a few covers here and there:
"Wayside" -- Gillian Welch
"Rock salt and nails" -- Buddy & Julie Miller
"Sibella" -- Richard Thompson
"A#1" -- The Sadies
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Die" -- Hank Williams